Jeffrey Paul Merriman, 44, Indiana, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022, with his loving family by his side.
The son of Donald and Pauline (Kline) Merriman Sr., he was born March 3, 1978 in Indiana, PA.
Jeff was a 1996 graduate of Elderton High School and a 2002 graduate of Indiana University of PA where he majored in Criminology. He was a member of St Thomas More Parish.
During his life, Jeff had been employed for 12 years by the Elderton Corner Convenience Store and afterward by the Indiana Gazette.
Jeff was the kind of man that could make friends easily. For a hobby, he collected high school yearbooks, baseball cards and sports memorabilia. He was a special fan of Larry Bird and also followed the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He was involved for 24 years with the local Relay for Life. Jeff will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and step-dad.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Evelyn (Schloemer) Merriman; children, Evelyn Pauline Merriman and Anthony Michael Handa; siblings, Brenda Merriman, Cindy (Todd) Cornish, Donald (Gloribell) Merriman Jr., Ed Merriman, Robert (Heather) Merriman, and Larry (Connie) Merriman. Nephews, Duncan Merriman-Mendez and Evan Cornish; nieces, Elizabeth (Zane) Clowser, Fiorella Merriman-Mendez, Hannah, Olivia, and Teagan Merriman.
Preceding Jeff in death were his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Friends will be received on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the John A Lefdahl Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St Thomas More University Parish 10 am Saturday morning.
Interment in the St. Bernard Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Relay for Life, Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741 in the name of Relay for Life, Ford City, PA.